Roughly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, hoping that the upcoming year means a clean slate where you can get rid of bad habits or introduce good ones. Year after year, the #1 leading resolution topping everyone’s list is to lose weight. Most Americans see the value in adopting a healthier lifestyle—not only to look better physically but also to have more energy and live a longer life.
But less than 10% of people are able to successfully achieve their resolutions. So should people give up on the hope of ever completing a New Year’s resolution? No way. With the high prevalence of diabetes and obesity affecting the US population, it’s more imperative than ever to keep the resolution to get healthier. But how?
Stay on Track With Your New Year’s Resolution
When you have so many things taking up your time, kids, a job, housework, etc., it’s difficult to schedule time to work out. Many people give up before they even begin because they just can’t seem to work exercising into their busy schedule. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could introduce more physical activity into your schedule with little to no interruption? What if you didn’t even notice that you were working out? Sounds too good to be true, right? Not in the least.
Standing desks, which allow you to work in either a sitting or standing position, can help you burn more calories every single day. All without having to go to the gym, pick up a dumbbell or even break a sweat. You burn 50 more calories every hour standing instead of sitting. And if, over the course of a year, you spend half of your day during the workweek standing, that’s equivalent to running ten marathons.
An ergonomic workspace allows you to stand as much as you want, without interrupting your work. Not only do sit to stand desks help you burn calories, but they can also reduce your chances of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And it doesn’t require any extra time during the day, all you have to do is switch out your corporate desk for a ergonomic computer desk.
Make this the year that you keep that New Year’s resolution…
Begin the New Year With a Promise
The best thing you can do for yourself is to invest in your health. Learn more about the health benefits of standing desks and check out the different styles that we offer at TrueNorth.